Gartner Expert

Ryan Polk

Sr Director Analyst

Ryan Polk is Research Director supporting Chief Procurement Officers and their leadership teams on procurement transformation journeys. Ryan's research interests include procurement strategic planning, the future of procurement, category management and supplier management.

Previous experience

At CACI Inc., Mr. Polk was responsible for the procurement of professioxnal services in support of projects at multiple civilian, defense and intelligence government agencies. As Category Management Lead, he developed, implemented and grew CACI's Category Management team to manage over $500M in annual spend.

During his tenure at CACI, Mr, Polk also served as a professional staff member of the congressionally mandated Section 809 Panel. In this role, he researched contract audit and supply chain risk management best practices to make policy, regulatory and statutory recommendations to the U.S. Congress that enable speed and agility in defense procurement.

Professional background

CACI Inc. - Federal

Category Management Lead

Section 809 Panel

Research Analyst

Areas of coverage

Sourcing and Procurement

Procurement Management


Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Bowling Green State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What trends are impacting procurement?

2How can I build a best in class category management team?

3How do I build best in class category strategies?

4What are the steps to implementing supplier management?

5How can I build a procurement strategic plan?